Saudi customs foil attempts to smuggle Captagon, shabu, alcohol

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Saudi Customs officials at King Abdulaziz International Airport prevented attempts to smuggle Captagon, methamphetamine and alcohol. (SPA)
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Saudi Customs officials at King Abdulaziz International Airport prevented attempts to smuggle Captigon, methamphetamine and alcohol. (SPA)
Updated 15 August 2018
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Saudi customs foil attempts to smuggle Captagon, shabu, alcohol

JEDDAH: Customs officials at King Abdulaziz International Airport prevented attempts to smuggle 24,875 tablets of Captagon and 3,061 kilograms of “Shabu,” also known as methamphetamine.
Authorities also seized 30 bottles of alcohol.
Customs Director General at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Bandar Al-Rahili, said five different smuggling attempts were thwarted during standard passenger screening inspections.
On one incoming flight to the Kingdom, a customs controller suspected a passenger’s travel bag and found a total of 16,555 Captagon tablets, also know as Fenethylline, wrapped in carbon-blue paper, packaged in newspapers and placed under clothing.
On a separate flight, 8,320 Captagon tablets were found hidden inside the base of a passenger’s bag.
Al-Rahili added that two other attempts were thwarted in the same way.
1,579kg of “Shabu” was seized in the first attempt and 1,482kg was seized in the second, both of which were hidden inside two bags containing sweets.
The 30 bottles of alcohol were found hidden inside four bags.
The necessary action has been taken.


Pakistani Prime Minister visits the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia

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Pakistani Prime Minister visits the Prophet’s Mosque in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, visited on Tuesday the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah for prayer.
He was received at the Prophet’s Mosque by the commander of the security force of the mosque Brig. Gen. Muzli Abdulrahman Al-Mashhadan, the deputy head of the affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque in charge of Sheikh Saleh bin Khalid Al-Muzaini, and a number of officials in the General Presidency Agency for the Prophet’s Mosque.
Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia earlier on Tuesday on his first official state visit since assuming office, following an invitation from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.